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Family Tree

Questions pertaining to the following information of expected in the section related to Family Tree:
  • The relationship of one person with the other person will be required to be found out.
  • The relationship will be provided and the sex of the person will be needed to be determined.
  • The total number of males or females in the family will be required to be found out
The skill set required to solve these kinds of questions is very simple—Do we have the ability to translate the given situation in the question into our real life? The more easily we do this, the easier it will be to solve the questions relating to ‘ The Family Tree’.

Example 1:

If X is the brother of the son of Y’s son, how is X related to Y?
  1. Son
  2. Brother
  3. Cousin
  4. Grandson
(d) Son of Y’s son—Y’s grandson; brother of Y’s grandson—Y’s grandson.

Example 2:
Amit introduces Rahul as the son of the only brother of his father’s wife. How is Rahul related to Amit?
  1. Cousin
  2. Son
  3. Uncle
  4. Son-in-law
Generally, in these kind of questions, we should start from the end of the question.
Father’s wife = Mother
Only brother of his father’s wife = Only brother of Mother = Maternal Uncle
Son of the only brother of his father’s wife = Son of maternal uncle = Cousin
So, Rohit is Anil’s cousin and the answer is (a).

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